I'm not one to usually indulge in a ton of instrumental music, but when I received this video for Machineheart
's "B.B.H.I.T.", that all quickly changed. Standing for "Broken Bones Heal In Time," the track sounds like an interlude off of The 1975's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
or M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.
Sweeping synths soar from left to right as the track slowly builds and then falls back, leaving us feeling calm and hopeful. The video was 100% self-shot and edited by the moody LA-based group, which explains why we get that chilling sense of intimacy. Tiny squares of home-recorded footage synchronize with the music, showing shots of sunsets, flowers, and the members' "too cool" attitudes.
"We wanted to shoot something on our own to capture that feeling of being completely uninhibited," the band said of the song. "It's surreal to try and get a birds eye view of yourself, to try and see it from the outside looking in. We've realized we are outgrowing parts of ourselves and claiming so much new ground. It's so creatively satisfying because even in loss, there's such gain. Hence, B.B.H.I.T. 'Broken Bones Heal In Time'. And they heal stronger than before."
The song is off of Machineheart's great EP Cruel World
which is out now